Reference numberCLP/9i/7
TitlePaper, a relation of persons killed in subterraneous damps by Robert Moray
DescriptionDescribes the death by fumes of out of work colliers who resorted to excavating too near old mining 'wastes' at Lord Sinclair's coalpit in Scotland after the collapse of the main room they were mining. Breaking through to the 'wastes', areas that that had previously been mined, released 'bad air' containing not only 'Damp' but 'stifling fumes and vapours' caused by fires that burned underground for years.

Read to the Royal Society on 14 January 1662

Subject: Industry / Mining
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1665.0023
Printed in 'Philosophical Transactions', vol 1, no 3 (1665), p 44
Related records in the catalogueRBO/2i/25
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8261Moray; Sir; Robert (1608 - 1673); army officer and politician1608 - 1673
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